October 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

I still want to keep up with the trend of highlighting positive things each month, so here’s my positives for October: I diversified my genres a bit more than usual. I read not just one, but two books that fell under the umbrella of horror (even though they […]

Morning Star

Morning Star Author: Pierce Brown Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: February 9, 2016 Publisher: Del Rey Series: Red Rising Saga #3 TRIGGER WARNING: torture, substance use, mass killing, gore, suicide Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, […]

A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education Author: Naomi Novik Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 29, 2020 Publisher: Del Rey Books Series: The Scholomance #1 TRIGGER WARNING: off-page death of a parent, violence, murder, stabbing, racist comments about minority groups I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second […]

Fae Friday – Samhain

Here’s the rules: Tomorrow is Halloween, and Samhain celebrations will start tomorrow as well. It is thought that Samhain is when the Fae walk among us. Fae are not to be tampered with, and it is believed that the fairies & spirits needed to be appeased during Samhain. […]

Five Dark Fates

Five Dark Fates Author: Kendare Blake Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 3, 2019 Publisher: HarperTeen Series: Three Dark Crowns #4 TRIGGER WARNING: gore, blood, torture Here are my reviews for the other books in the series: Three Dark Crowns, One Dark Throne, and Two Dark Reigns. After […]

Golden Son

Golden Son Author: Pierce Brown Genre: Sci-Fi Publication Date: January 6, 2015 Publisher: Del Rey Series: Red Rising Saga #2 TRIGGER WARNING: violence, gore, bombings, war If you haven’t read Red Rising yet, you’re probably going to want to skip this review. While there are no spoilers for […]

Fae Friday – Celebrations

Here’s the rules: Tomorrow is Kristy’s birthday, and it’s cause for celebration! Lucky for us, the Fae LOVE to celebrate so, the prompt this week is: What are some upcoming books that have you jumping for joy? While 2020 has been a raging dumpster fire of a year, […]